Off Road Classifieds
Before browsing our dirt bike classifieds of our motorcycles category, read here about what makes a dirt bike a dirt bike. Read briefly about different kinds of off road bikes, so that you can better make your decision on what kind of a bike to pursue for yourself.
However, first know that when searching used off road motorcycles for sale, you can narrow down your search term by location and model; or, just browse all ads starting with the newest. You can try a search like "used dirt bikes for sale in NY" or you can get more specific with a search like, "Yamaha 125 dirt bike for sale in Albany NY." Also, sellers may have similar or identical items listed under different terms, so be aware of that as well. Some may have "dirt motorcycles for sale" instead of "off road motorcycles for sale," or "off road dirt bikes for sale;" some may even just have "dirt for sale" advertised.
There is a sense of independence and adventure with off road dirt bikes for sale that you cannot get with on road, traditional motorcycles. Off road dirt bikes are meant to handle the elements - they are built to endure dirty, muddy, or sandy terrain, intense trails, and more.
There are two basic types of off road dirt bikes for sale: motorcross (also called supercross) bikes, and enduro bikes. Motorcross off road dirt bikes for sale are constructed with a small fuel tank to contribute to its lightweight design. These off road dirt bikes are meant to go shorter distances, and because of their lightweight design they excellent for tricks, like jumps.
Enduro off road motorcycles for sale are built for longer distances and a smoother ride. Trail bikes fall into the enduro off road dirt bikes category, and these off road dirt bikes are intended to be dual-purpose bikes - this means that they are built with both on road and off road capabilities; we'll touch further upon on road/off road bikes momentarily.
When browsing off road dirt bikes for sale, remember not to purchase a motorcycle that is too powerful for you. If you cannot handle it properly you will not have any fun, and it will in fact be dangerous for you to ride. Another tip to keep in mind when looking at off road dirt bikes for sale are that two stroke bikes are both cheaper to purchase initially, and to maintain, than four stroke bikes.
After you have purchased the perfect off road dirt bike for you, keep in mind that a lot of riding off road dirt bikes has to do with shifting your weight appropriately - believe it or not, there is a lot of standing involved. If you are riding through mud, you will want to shift your weight more towards the back of the vehicle, or you could risk going forwards over the handlebars.
And, speaking of mud, all off road dirt bikes need to be kept clean. Even though you will be riding through mud, sand, or what have you, it is important to keep that stuff cleaned off the bike as much as possible. This will ensure that your off road dirt bike stays in an ideal condition, so that you can enjoy it for years to come.
Perhaps you are looking to take advantage of both on road and off road capabilities in a motorcycle. In that case, try searching for street dirt bikes for sale, or on off road motorcycles for sale. Of course, you can always ask the seller what kind of riding they did with their bike, and if it is capable of going on road as well as off.
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